Archive for November, 2014

Life on Tour!

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Harriet Low No Comments

Wow what a couple of weeks. My new tour, British Baking Live is now well and truly underway and what a brilliant and crazy couple of weeks it’s been. So far I have visited; Poole, Reading, Cardiff, Aylesbury, Eastbourne, Torquay, Bath and Liverpool! As I write I am on my way over the water to Dublin. My first tour earlier this year never made it to Ireland, so I am really excited to bring my baking to the emerald isle. For those of you who have made it to one of my shows I hope you had a good time. Audiences so far have been amazing and very supportive. I have been overwhelmed by how many of you want to come and join me on stage and the levels of skill and enthusiasm have been incredible. Highlights of the tour so far include baking my scrummy Baked Somerset Brie on stage every night, getting excited about Christmas baking with some delicious mince pies, and my darling Mum coming to see me in my home town of Liverpool. A very special night indeed.

If you have been inspired by any of the bakes from the tour, don’t forget to check out the recipe section of my website, where you will find a selection of exclusive recipes from my new book Paul Hollywood’s British Baking appearing over the next few weeks.

Life on tour is pretty manic and at times not very glamorous as I race up and down the country, from venue to venue. Last weekend I had a couple of days off, but there was no time to put my feet up. Instead I pegged it back to London to join Bezza on stage at BBC Good Food Show in Olympia. As always it was a treat to bake with Mary and as it was Children in Need day we were lucky enough to be joined on stage by Pudsey!  Also hanging out backstage were the brilliant Michel Roux Jr and Jamie Oliver.

Now back to the day job . . . Happy Baking x

The Baker & Keira Knightley!

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Harriet Low No Comments

I can’t believe it’s nearly time, but tomorrow my Autumn tour Paul Hollywood’s British Baking Live! starts. The tour supports my new book Paul Hollywood British Baking and will feature recipes inspired by regional cooking. I was amazed at how much fun and knowledgeable our audiences were on my first tour and I can’t wait to meet people in the places we didn’t managed to get to last time around. I am particularly excited about visiting Ireland and of course heading to my home town of Liverpool! I will be demonstrating up to four of my favourite recipes and be getting some lucky audience members up on stage with me to have a go at some Hollywood bakes.

Did any of you catch The Jonathan Ross Show last weekend? It was so much fun to chat with Jonathan but the biggest thrill was meeting the fabulous Keira Knightley and finding out she is a massive Bake Off fan! Jonathan gave her a copy of my new book and she seemed genuinely excited about having a go at some of my recipes. I have been so pleased to see how many of you guys are also loving the new book and have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of bakes from British Baking that you sent me. Check out my Facebook page to see if your bake is featured. Maybe Keira will send me a pic of one of her bakes!

Halfway through the tour I will be dashing back to London for Children In Need. It’s an amazing cause that I always support and this year I have been honoured to have been asked to take part in their fundraising campaign. As you can see from the picture above I have been reinvented as The Baker, a masked adventurer who wants everyone to create bake for the nation!

Now it’s finally November we can all start to get excited about Christmas. Keep an eye on my website for lots of fabulous festive recipes and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter which will be coming out in December featuring some brand new Christmas recipes.

Happy Baking x